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Old 04-23-08, 09:52 AM
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Cheri had foot surgery back in October. Her recovery didn't go as planned and she has been going to physical therapy 3 nights a week, but finally was able to start riding the trainer in February. I was finally able to take her out for some rides about a month ago, but kept her to easy rides of 10-20 miles over flat terrain on her hybrid until she could get her legs back. We also used the rides to experiment with different shoes, pedals, cleat placement, etc, to find the best combo that wouldn't leave her in pain.

Well, last night, for the first time this year, she drove my truck up to work with her road bike so she could ride home with me and leave the truck here are work. 25 miles, 1.2k elevation gain total, a couple of short steep hills, along with some long gradual inclines. She's done the route before and has always enjoyed the short steep hills, but lagged behind on the longer inclines.

Now I've always said she should be a natural climber at 5'2", 100lbs, but her foot was always the limiting factor. No more. She left me in the dust on every climb last night! I could live with being too fat for this sport...but now I'm too fat for riding with my wife.

Time to get serious about loosing the winter fat...plus quite a bit more.
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Cheri had foot surgery back in October. Her recovery didn't go as planned and she has been going to physical therapy 3 nights a week, but finally was able to start riding the trainer in February. I was finally able to take her out for some rides about a month ago, but kept her to easy rides of 10-20 miles over flat terrain on her hybrid until she could get her legs back. We also used the rides to experiment with different shoes, pedals, cleat placement, etc, to find the best combo that wouldn't leave her in pain.

Well, last night, for the first time this year, she drove my truck up to work with her road bike so she could ride home with me and leave the truck here are work. 25 miles, 1.2k elevation gain total, a couple of short steep hills, along with some long gradual inclines. She's done the route before and has always enjoyed the short steep hills, but lagged behind on the longer inclines.

Now I've always said
she should be a natural climber at 5'2", 100lbs, but her foot was always the limiting factor. No more. She left me in the dust on every climb last night! I could live with being too fat for this sport...but now I'm too fat for riding with my wife. Time to get serious about loosing the winter fat...plus quite a bit more.



I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
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Sorry it took so long to get through this, but it sounds like she's finally through it. Awesome.
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
I hope she doesn't read this forum.
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
LOL, post of the day (>_<)x hope she doesnt see this
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
That is awesome!
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
Because she's always going down?




Now she'll want a piece of me and forget all about killing your skinny butt. Am I a pal or what?
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I want to train with Cheri!
As long as you understand that there will be a long shower with the coach afterward...kewl!
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Because she's always going down?




Now she'll want a piece of me and forget all about killing your skinny butt.
Am I a pal or what?




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As long as you understand that there will be a long shower with the coach afterward...kewl!
so if i train with cheri...i have to...take a shower with you?
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so if i train with cheri...i have to...take a shower with you?
I'm in. When do we start.
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so if i train with cheri...i have to...take a shower with you?
and Cheri and Kirke and Psimet and whomever else happens to be training that day.

To be a team you gotta do everything together, train, eat, shower, sleep in the same room, sometimes even in the same pajamas.
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and Cheri and Kirke and Psimet and whomever else happens to be training that day.

To be a team you gotta do everything together, train, eat, shower, sleep in the same room, sometimes even in the same pajamas.
Can somebody say...."Dutch Oven!!?"
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This thread has taken a twisted turn. I'm a little disappointed in myself that a) I've read every post; and b) laughed. Let me add c) I am actually posting in it. Abandon all hope ye who enter....
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
I read, I laughed, I choked on my lunch
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
I haven't been able to get my wife to descend since we got married.

Oops, did I just type that?
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I am SO not going there.
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I guess that would make mine a natural descender.
Ohhhhhhh....you are so in trouble
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sending my wife the link to this thread...how's that for a hint?
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This thread is worthless without pics!











Of Chipcom getting his big butt dropped by the skinny wifey.
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This thread has gone to "AWESOME" mode.

My wife doesn't bike but she descends really well.
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